RostbiF (Uruguayan Unsigned Artist) – Part 1: Profile & Interview

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to the Uruguayan unsigned artist of this week: RostbiF. They are one of the bands I collaborate with, and I can tell you that they are passionate believers in the power of music.

This is their PureVolume profile.

Below you will find the first part of the article, in which they introduce themselves and answer some questions. My own analysis of their music is included here.

    RostbiF Are Lukas Künzler, Pablo Gonzalez, Mauricio Rode & Guido Quintela

RostbiF Are Lukas Künzler, Pablo Gonzalez, Mauricio Rode & Guido Quintela

Band Information

Name: RostbiF

Genre: Hard rock

Band Members:
Lukas Künzler (Voice and rhythm guitar)
Pablo Gonzalez (guitar)
Mauricio Rode (Bass)
Guido Quintela (Drums)

Been Together Since: Juny 2009

Some Questions

Where does the name of your band come from?

It comes from playing with words and translating them from Spanish into German, but it has no real meaning. The first idea was “rost”, which means “oxid” in German, but we found it to short so we played a little bit with it and the result was RostbiF.

Is it possible to define or categorize your music? If you had to try, how would you do it?

Our music is a kind of mixture from different hard rock styles, it is based on bands like AC/DC, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin… just simple hard rock.

In which ways could your music be deemed as innovative within the Uruguayan scene?  Is that a concern for you?

We think there is no real innovation in our music, we play hard rock the traditional way, that is the music we like to listen to. There is a difference from other Uruguayan bands in the influences, and the type of music we play, but there is nothing new or innovative in it at all.

In which sense being in Uruguay gives you an edge over musicians in other parts of the world? And how does it hinder you?

I think the biggest advantage is that here we’re all friends, and we have very good contacts with people who are in the same situation as us. I think that is an advantage -it’s easier to land a gig this way rather than having to organize it on your own.

And being in Uruguay hinders us is in the sense there is no big market for music in this country. Of course, there are some few big bands that are famous around the world but they are not that many, it’s very difficult to become known around here.

Is there a song by another artist that embodies the spirit of your band and what you have set out to achieve?

The two songs which embody the spirit of our band are definitely “Back In Black” by AC/DC and “Smoke On The Water” by Deep Purple. These two songs are like the basis of what we play. And they were also the first songs we played as a band. We are talking about songs that made history and defined future generations of rock & rollers. We think these two songs should never, ever be forgotten.

Continue to the second part of this review, where RostbiF’s music is analyzed.

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